Lebanese information minister confirms he will resign on Friday

He also said to the local television that his resignation may ease the crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia

  
Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi meets with Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai (not pictured) in Bkerke, Lebanon October 30, 2021.

Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi meets with Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai (not pictured) in Bkerke, Lebanon October 30, 2021.

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CAIRO - Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi confirmed to Lebanon's MTV on Friday that he will announce his resignation today at 1 p.m. local time (1100 GMT).

He also said to the local television that his resignation may ease the crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.

He said "since the first day (of the crisis) I said that if my resignation helps, I am ready for it", according to MTV.

Sources said on Thursday that Kordahi is expected to announce his resignation on Friday to pave the way for a possible resolution of a diplomatic spat between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia sparked by comments he made.

(Reporting by Moataz Abdelrahiem;)


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